STOP HINKLEY PRESS RELEASES
17 Sep 2018: Stop Hinkley Comment on Paris Court Ruling on Hinkley Point C Risks: A court in Paris last Wednesday ordered French utility EDF to release a risk analysis report to the group’s works council (CEE) concerning its Hinkley Point C nuclear project. More >>>
30 Jul 2018: Stop Hinkley expresses concern about sea-level rises at nuclear site: Stop Hinkley has written to the Office for Nuclear Regulation to express concern about recent reports that we could be heading for a sea-level rise of as much as 6 metres during the lifetime of the Hinkley Point C site. More >>>
23 Apr 2018: Hinkley Point C and the Gold Rush Economy: Soaring rents are not just a big city problem when huge infrastructure projects descend on small towns. Rents in Bridgwater, the town closest to Hinkley Point, have risen by about 8% in the last year. More >>>
11 Apr 2018: Hinkley Point C reactor – a slow motion car crash: Commenting on today’s news that EDF has found defects in the welding in pipework of the reactor it is building at Flamanville in Normandy which is the same type as the one proposed for Hinkley Point C, Stop Hinkley spokesperson said. More >>>
04 Jan 2018: Stop Hinkley submits response to the Helm ‘cost of energy’ review: Abandoning Hinkley Point C now could save consumers almost £1.5bn per year for 35 years from 2027. More >>>
14 Dec 2017: Hinkley Point uncooked Christmas Turkey: Stop Hinkley members arrived at Hinkley Point C building site to deliver the uncooked Christmas dinner turkey and asked “It’s 2017, EDeF! Where’s the lecce for the HPC turkey?” More >>>
30 Nov 2017: Don’t increase UK waste stockpile by 80% - cancel Hinkley Point C: The Stop Hinkley campaign has written to the Planning Inspectorate to object to EDF Energy’s application for a Non-Material Change in relation to the Hinkley Point C Development Site. More >>>
25 Sep 2017: Time to Cancel Hinkley Point C: Reflecting much of the media comment, since offshore wind costs as low as £57.50/MWh were announced earlier this month, the Guardian’s editorial said the precipitous drop in the price of electricity from offshore wind turbines should “blow away” the UK’s nuclear plans. More >>>
03 Jul 2017: Hinkley Point C Costs Increase to at least £20 billion: If Hinkley Point C goes ahead it will almost certainly be the most expensive human-made object on the planet. More >>>
23 Jun 2017: National Audit Office issues devastating critique of Hinkley Point C deal: Today’s report by the National Audit Office is a pretty devastating critique of the deal struck between the Government and EDF Energy on Hinkley Point C. More >>>
30 May 2017: Nuclear is vanishing as an answer to our energy needs as solar wins the race: Commenting on the news that solar panels produced more electricity than Britain’s eight nuclear power stations for the first time on Friday 26th May Stop Hinkley Spokesperson Roy Pumfrey said: “It is clear now that the Government’s savage cuts to renewable subsidies were made to ensure that the wholesale price of electricity will rise in the future.” More >>>
09 May 2017: If Theresa May really cared about energy prices she would cancel Hinkley Point C: Commenting on today’s news that Theresa May is to press ahead with her promised cap on energy prices, Stop Hinkley spokesperson said: “If Theresa May wants to cut energy prices, the first thing she should do is cancel Hinkley Point C.” More >>>
29 Mar 2017: Stop Hinkley asks why should anyone believe this astonishing level of incompetence will suddenly end when we start building new reactors?: The day after the Government announced it was being forced to pay nearly £100m for botching a nuclear decommissioning contract and on the same day that nuclear company Westinghouse has filed for bankruptcy in the US courts, the Stop Hinkley Campaign asks why anyone should believe that this astonishing level of incompetence will suddenly end when we start building new reactors? More >>>
20 Mar 2017: A United Nations body has asked the UK to suspend Hinkley Point C pending an environmental assessment: The UN Economic Commission for Europe requested the pause until it established whether “a notification under the Espoo Convention” was useful. The Espoo Convention sets out the obligations of countries to “assess the environmental impact of certain activities.” More >>>
17 Feb 2017: Failing New Nuclear Programme should be Scrapped: The Nuclear Free Local Authorities has called on UK ministers and officials to take stock of the UK’s new nuclear strategy. It is clearly failing to deliver. More >>>
23 Jan 2017: Stop Hinkley calls for Hinkley Point B to be shut down permanently: A new report published in the Scottish Parliament reveals that EDF Energy is asking the Office for Nuclear Regulation to relax safety standards by doubling the number of cracks allowed in the radioactive cores of ageing reactors like Hinkley Point B. More >>>
05 Jan 2017: Stop Hinkley calls for all work at Hinkley Point C to be suspended: Stop Hinkley is calling on EDF Energy to stop all work on Hinkley Point C at least until the French nuclear industry gets a clean bill of health from the French regulator and we know the outcome of the ongoing investigation into the use of poor quality steel at the reactor being built at Flamanville. More >>>
Older Press Releases are archived under different topics
Nuclear New Build (Hinkley C)
  Nuclear Safety and Public Health
  Hinkley A
  Hinkley B
  Oldbury
  Decommissioning and Waste Management
  Alternative Energy, incl. Hinkley Wind Farm
  General Nuclear related topics
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